Premier League pass masters: Arsenal star tops list ahead of Chelsea playmaker despite injury

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Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla picked up an injury during Sunday’s 1-1 draw at Norwich City, but that didn’t stop the Spaniard becoming to first player to make 1,000 Premier League passes this season.

Cazorla, who looks set to be sidelined for the next three weeks, is the division’s most prolific passer, having completed 1,034 passes.

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Arsenal’s chief schemer has completed more than 200 more passes than his nearest rival, Bournemouth’s Andrew Surman.

Former Gunners captain Cesc Fabregas is only two passes behind Surman, while Manchester City enforcer Fernandinho and Arsenal record-signing Mesut Ozil complete the top five.

Not only is Cazorla the most prolific passer in the Premier League, he is also more accurate that each of his aforementioned rivals.

Check out the stats below, courtesy of the London Evening Standard.

Premier League's top passers

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